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What communities can do

  • visioning exercises or workshops, as part of a wider process to involve communities in action



Oct 17 - 24 Pop Up Tomorrow, 2019, Thu-Thu

Why visions matter

"Vision is the work of our imagination, a resource that every single person is born with." Future Democracy Hub

"Futures work can help stretch our imagination by considering what is desirable, what is plausible, and what should be avoided."
"As one essay in the collection argues, it is better to think about the future than not; that in itself is democratising."

Tom Symons, Nesta [1]



"Vision without action is a daydream, action without vision is a nightmare." Japanese proverb


News and comment


Mar 22 From the middle of this century, our response to Coronavirus doesn't look too bad, say these authors [2]

Mar 20 As our current system shudders to a halt, we need a "Pluriverse" of pathways ahead. Here's a free dictionary of them [3]

Mar 10 Localism 2020-2050 (well predicted from Helsinki, 2012). It’s all “Empathetic Communities” + “Local Loops”—after the breakdown… [4]

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Feb 25 Transition Network: An Aspirational Vision of Life After Fossil Fuels, [5]


Jan 17Pop Up Tomorrow’ (London): voices of those who were there [6]

Jan 17 Seize the RAFT for 2035, says David Wood: a Roadmap towards Abundance, enabling Flourishing, via Transcendence [7]

Jan 16 The case for cities that never really demolish, love child’s play, handle your data respectfully, truly take back control, and more [8]


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Dec 3 Forum Discusses Four Potential Scenarios for Ethiopia's Future [9]


Nov 8Pop Up Tomorrow’ and a journey to 2030. A report. [10]

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Oct 16 Extinction Rebellion's car-free streets showcase the possibility of a beautiful, safe and green future [11]

Oct 16 Flights of fancy: 10 ways to imagine our way out of the climate crisis [12]

Oct 15 The Sustainable Future Town of Your Imagination [13]

Oct 6 What does a flourishing regenerative future look like? [14]


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Dec 5 Climate action USA: With a Green New Deal, here's what the world could look like for the next generation [15]

See also

Local pages

Visions UK

Belgium - Camden - Denmark - Europe - Liverpool - London - New York City - Slovenia - Southwark - United States - Wales - Washington - Wiltshire

Topic pages

Climate action - Community involvement - Road safety

Resource pages

Citizens data initiative - Transition Network - Commons

Interwiki links

External links

  • "Pluriverse: A Post-Development Dictionary" (AUF, 2019). NEW BOOK edited by Ashish Kothari, Ariel Salleh, Arturo Escobar, Federico Demaria and Alberto Acosta. Download full ebook for free (PDF). License: Creative Commons academia.edu